Deal Twin Cities Privacy Policy

We value and respect your privacy and have ensured that our Privacy Policy is in accordance with our practices at the Deal Twin Cities website (the “Website” located at http://www.dealtwincities.com). Deal Twin Cities, a Minnesota Company with offices located at 2885 Country Dr. Suite 120 Little Canada, MN 55117, provider of the Website (referred to as the “company”, “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Please read this privacy policy to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information.

1. User Consent:

By accessing our Website, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Service (available at http://www.dealtwincities.com/pages/termsofuse) and our Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree with our Terms of Service or our Privacy Policy, please exit our Website and do not access or use the Website.

2. Overview:
The privacy practices of this policy apply to our services available under the domain and sub-domains of Deal Twin Cities. This Privacy Policy describes the information, as part of the normal operation of our services we collect from you and what may happen to that information. Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about our practices so that you can make informed decisions.

3: User Information:

We collect two types of information: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information:

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

Personally identifiable information is information that identifies a specific End User. When you engage in certain activities on the Website, such as creating an account, ordering a product or service from us or our partners, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums, entering a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by us or our partners, filling out a survey, posting a review, sending us or our partners feedback, requesting information about our services, submitting an affiliate agreement, applying for a job or signing up for special offers from third parties through the Website (collectively, “Identification Activities”), we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. It is optional for you to engage in an Identification Activity. If you elect to engage in an Identification Activity, however, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone number and date of birth. When you order products or services, we may also ask you to provide us with your credit card number, expiration date and authentication codes or related information. Depending on the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is identified as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to engage in that activity.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific End User. This type of information may include things the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from the computer you use to access the Internet. We, and/or our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers, may automatically collect this information when you visit our Website through the use of electronic tools like Cookies.

We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.

4. Personal Information from Third Parties:

We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, "Partners") or other third parties (collectively, “Third Parties”). We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.

5. Tell A Friend/Invite A Friend:

If you choose to use our referral service or buy a deal for a friend, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email with the gift you bought for them or inviting him or her to visit the site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email, sending their gift, and tracking the success of our referral program.

6. Release of Personally Identifiable Information:

From time to time, we provide offers from particular merchants (referred to as “Merchants”) who, as part of the offer, request information from our customers who purchased the offer in order to aid redemption. In those cases, we share some of your Personally Identifiable Information which may include your first and last name with our Merchants. Sharing this Information may allow our Merchant to market directly to you should they choose to do so. While marketing to you, you may receive contact from One Loyalty Network (http://www.oneloyaltynetwork.com), a website that allows our Merchant to send you additional deals, promotions, invitations, discounts, offers and reminders. However, we will only share Personally Identifiable Information with our Merchant if you engage in an Identification Activity, and then only to the Merchant involved in that Identification Activity. We specifically disclaim any responsibility or liability for the actions of such Merchant. We do not have any responsibility for the actions of the Merchant, and the actions of the Merchant are not in our control.

7. Merger or Acquisition:

As with any other business, we could merge with, or be acquired by another company; if this occurs, the successor company would acquire the information we maintain, including Personally Identifiable Information. However, Personally Identifiable Information would remain subject to this Privacy Policy or subsequent Privacy Policy as identified by the successor company.

8. Legal Requests from Third Parties:

We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the Deal Twin Cities community from bad actors We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website; enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, our Website Terms of Use or other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of the Website, its Users or others.

9. Disclaimer:

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

10. Data Tracking:

To facilitate and customize your experience with the Website, we store cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a User's computer for record-keeping purposes which contains information about that User. We use cookies to save you time while using the Website, remind us who you are, and track and target User interests in order to provide a customized experience. Cookies also allow us to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you, like which pages you visited and what links you clicked on. Use of this information helps us to create a more user-friendly experience for all visitors. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. Please note that if you decline or delete these cookies, some parts of the Website may not work properly.

11. Use of Email Tools:

You may not use any email services that we offer to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our Terms of Use. We do not permanently store email messages or the email addresses sent from these tools.

12. Control of Your Account Information:

You are responsible for all actions taken with your account and password. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your account information to any third parties. If you choose to share your account information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your account and therefore you should review that third party's privacy policy. If you lose control of any of your account information, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your account information has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your account information and notify us accordingly.

13. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information:

We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into the Website and entering in the new information yourself. Generally, we will not modify your personal information based on your request because it is very difficult to authenticate your account manually. You can change your email address, contact information, financial information, profile information, job posting information, and user preferences by logging into your account. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.

You may deactivate your account at any time. Your account will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible. If you deactivate your account your personal information will be deactivated from public viewing and will only be available to select company personal. We will retain in our files the personal information you have provided to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personal information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your request to deactivate your account.

14. Other Information Collectors:

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, whether they are parents, children or other users on our Website or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since we do not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

15. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues:

Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Website unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Website in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18, and no part of the Website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 18. We do not sell products for purchase by children. In certain instances, we sell children's products for purchase by adults.

The Deal Twin Cities Website allows users to access Facebook Connect to interact with friends and to share on Facebook through Wall and friends' News Feeds. If you are logged into Deal Twin Cities and Facebook, when you click on "Connect with Facebook" your profiles will merge if the email addresses match. If the email addresses don't match, we ask you if you want to merge them and you must enter your Deal Twin Cities password to validate that they control that account. If you are already logged into Deal Twin Cities but not logged into Facebook, when you click on "Connect with Facebook" you will be prompted to enter your Facebook credentials or to "Sign up for Facebook." By proceeding you are allowing the Deal Twin Cities Website to access your information and you are agreeing to the Facebook Terms of Use in your use of Deal Twin Cities Sites.

Conversely, if you are not currently registered as a Deal Twin Cities user and you click on "Sign in Using Facebook," you will first be asked to enter your Facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join Deal Twin Cities. Once you register on the Deal Twin Cities Website and Connect with Facebook, you will be able to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook. You have the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into "My Profile" and clicking on "My Facebook Profile." Further, you can edit privacy settings for the reviews that appear on Facebook or disconnect this service by visiting the Facebook Application Settings page.

16. Security:

We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

17. Contact Us:

You may contact us using the following methods:

Mail:

Deal Twin Cities

2885 Country Dr. Suite 120

Little Canada, MN 55117

 

Email:

 

Phone:

651-815-5895

 

18. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes to the Policy on the Website and any other places that we deem appropriate so that you are aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify the Privacy Policy and any time. To ensure you understand our Privacy Policy, please review our Website frequently to see if any changes have been made.

Last Updated: January 16, 2011